Town of Monroe, CT
Fairfield County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[HISTORY: Approved by the electors of the Town of Monroe 11-5-2002, effective 12-5-2002. Amendments noted where applicable.]
CHAPTER I Incorporation and General Powers

§ 1 Incorporation.

§ 2 Right and obligation.

§ 3 General grant of powers.

CHAPTER II The Legislative Branch — The Town Council

§ 1 The Town Council.

§ 2 Organization.

§ 3 Procedure.

§ 4 General powers and duties.

§ 5 Hearing before the Town Council.

§ 6 Adoption of ordinances.

§ 7 Emergency ordinances.

§ 8 Audit powers.

§ 9 Powers denied the Town Council.

CHAPTER III The Executive Branch — The First Selectman

§ 1 Election of First Selectman.

§ 2 Duties.

§ 3 Absence; disability; vacancy.

§ 4 Appointments.

§ 5 Coordination.

CHAPTER IV The Executive Branch — Appointed Officials

§ 1 General powers and duties.

§ 2 Appointments.

§ 3 Terms of office.

§ 4 Board of Assessment Appeals.

§ 5 Library Board of Trustees.

§ 6 Zoning Board of Appeals.

§ 7 Zoning Board of Appeals alternates.

§ 8 Board of Police Commissioners.

§ 9 Economic Development Commission.

§ 10 Historic District Commission.

§ 11 Conservation and Water Resources Commission.

§ 12 Inland Wetlands Commission.

§ 13 Board of Health.

§ 14 Parks and Recreation Commission.

§ 15 Building Board of Appeals.

§ 16 Commission for the Aging.

§ 17 Emergency Medical Services Commission.

§ 18 Housing Authority.

§ 19 Architectural Review Board.

§ 20 Water Pollution Control Authority.

§ 21 Youth Commission.

CHAPTER V The Executive Branch — Administrative Offices

§ 1 Departments.

§ 2 Finance Department.

§ 3 Public Works Department.

§ 4 Building Department.

§ 5 Planning and Zoning Department.

§ 6 Assessor.

§ 7 Community and Social Services Department.

§ 8 Health Department.

§ 9 Police Department.

§ 10 Public Library.

§ 11 Department of Emergency Management.

§ 12 Parks and Recreation Department.

§ 13 Economic Development Department.

§ 14 Town Attorney.

§ 15 Human Resources Department.

CHAPTER VI Elected Officials

§ 1 General powers and duties.

§ 2 Terms of office.

§ 3 First Selectman, Town Council, Tax Collector, Treasurer, and Constables.

§ 4 Town Clerk.

§ 5 Registrars; Justices of the Peace.

§ 6 Salaries.

§ 7 Board of Education.

§ 8 Board of Finance.

§ 9 Planning and Zoning Commission.

§ 10 Planning and Zoning Commission alternates.

CHAPTER VII Elections

§ 1 General.

§ 2 Minority representation.

§ 3 Voting districts.

§ 4 Breaking a tie.

§ 5 Vacancies.

§ 6 Eligibility.

CHAPTER VIII Finance and Taxation

§ 1 Fiscal year.

§ 2 Preliminary budget estimates.

§ 3 Preparation of First Selectman's budget.

§ 4 Duties of the Town Council on the budget.

§ 5 Duties of the Board of Finance on the budget.

§ 6 Publication and referendum.

§ 7 Expenditures and accounting.

§ 8 Contributions.

CHAPTER IX Town Meetings

§ 1 Purpose.

§ 2 Organization and procedure.

CHAPTER X The Merit System

§ 1 Merit system established.

§ 2 Purpose of merit system.

§ 3 The classified service.

CHAPTER XI Transition and Miscellaneous Provisions

§ 1 Transfer of powers.

§ 2 Present employees to retain positions.

§ 3 Removals.

§ 4 Public hearings.

§ 5 Existing laws and ordinances.

§ 6 Official bonds.

§ 7 Amendment of this Charter.

§ 8 Saving clause.

§ 9 Effective date.

CHAPTER XII Ethics

§ 1 Conflict of interest.

§ 2 Code of Ethics.

§ 3 Board of Ethics.

§ 4 Interpretation by the Board of Ethics.